25th Annual Report, Volume II, Exhibit B4, Notice of Plant Tour and Public Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on October 15, 2014, at 8:00 A.M., the members of the Diablo Canyon Independent Safety Committee (DCISC) will conduct an inspection tour of certain accessible areas of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP). This tour, which will take approximately three and one half hours, was previously advertised to the public. Because the plant is an operating nuclear power plant the number of participants was limited and space has been assigned on the basis of prior reservation taken on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to those persons who were not accommodated on recent DCISC inspection tours. Prior clearance of all public attendees is required in compliance with rules of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

In the alternative if security considerations preclude the public tour on October 15th, the DCISC may convene an informal power point presentation and question and answer session at the Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) Energy Education Center, 6588 Ontario Road, San Luis Obispo, California.

NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that on October 14–15, 2014, at the Avila Lighthouse Suites, located at First and San Francisco Streets, Avila Beach, California and at 30 Acacia Avenue, Berkeley, California, a public meeting and teleconference will be held by the DCISC in the Point San Luis Conference Facility in four separate sessions, at the times indicated, to consider the following matters:

  1. Morning Session: (10/14/2014)–8:30 A.M. Opening comments and remarks; receive public comments and communications to the Committee; approve minutes of June 11–12, 2014, public meeting and August 8, 2014, public meeting and teleconference; discussion of administrative matters, including review and approval of the DCISC 24th Annual Report on the Safety of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Operations for the period July 1, 2013—June 30, 2014; an update on financial matters and activities during 2014 and 2015; review of the Open Items List; reports by Committee members and scheduling of future public meetings and fact-finding visits; reports by technical consultants and legal counsel; receive, approve and authorize transmittal of fact-finding reports to PG&E; and review of Committee correspondence and documents received.
  2. Afternoon Session: (10/14/2014)–1:30 P.M. Comments by Committee members; receive public comments and communications to the Committee; a discussion by the Committee members concerning the DCISC’s Evaluation of Safety Issues for the Bechtel Power Corporation’s “Addendum to the Independent Third Party Final Technologies Assessment of the Alternative Cooling Technologies or Modifications to the Existing Once-Through Cooling System for Diablo Canyon Power Plant Addressing the Installation of Saltwater Cooling Towers in the South parking Lot”” receive informational presentations requested by the Committee from PG&E on topics relating to plant safety and operations, including a presentation on the Buried Pipes and Tanks Program; and a report on recent Licensee Event Reports, NRC Notices of Violation and NRC Performance Indicators.
  3. Evening Session: (10/14/2014)–5:30 P.M. Committee member comments; receive public comments and communications to the Committee; receive informational presentations requested by the Committee from PG&E on topics relating to plant safety and operations, including a presentation by PG&E on the state of the plant including key events, highlights, and station activities; and a presentation on the Advanced Seismic Safety Studies for DCPP.
  4. Afternoon Session: (10/15/2014)–1:00 P.M. Comments by Committee members; receive public comments and communications to the Committee; consider further informational presentations from PG&E on topics relating to plant safety and operations, including an overview of Digital Control Systems including performance, history and upgrades; and a presentation on the Maintenance and Technical Training Update; wrap-up discussion by Committee members, and confirmation of future site visits, study sessions and meetings.

The DCISC’s policy is to schedule its public meetings in locations that are accessible to people with disabilities. The Avila Lighthouse Suites Point San Luis Conference Facility and 40 Acacia Avenue are wheelchair accessible facilities. A person who needs a disability-related accommodation or modification in order to participate in the meeting may make a request by contacting the DCISC office at (800) 439-4688 or by sending a written request to the DCISC office at 857 Cass Street, Ste. D., Monterey, CA 93940. Providing your request at least five business days before the meeting will help ensure availability of the requested accommodation.

The specific meeting agenda and the staff reports and materials regarding the above meeting agenda items will be available for public review at the Reference Department of the Cal Poly Library in San Luis Obispo. For further information, or if you plan to attend and need specialized accommodations, please contact Robert Wellington, Committee Legal Counsel, 857 Cass Street, Suite D, Monterey, California, 93940; telephone: 1-800-439-4688 or read the agenda on line by visiting the Committee’s website at www.dcisc.org.

Dated: October 2 (website) and October 4 (SLO Tribune,) 2014.


For more information contact:

Diablo Canyon Independent Safety Committee
Office of the Legal Counsel
857 Cass Street, Suite D, Monterey, California 93940
Telephone: in California call 800-439-4688; outside of California call 831-647-1044
Send E-mail to: dcsafety@dcisc.org.